Cole Hammels was just too much for the Dodgers in Los Angeles last night, as the Phillies won the pennant for the first time since 1993, and on enemy turf. Some familiar trends in that series: questionable bullpen usage by Joe, and Manny absolutely raking in the postseason; he was a mindboggling 13 for 25 with 11 walks and 4 homers, including one last night in the losing effort, accounting for the only run LA could muster. They were a one-man team, and it’s pretty impressive how far that one man took them. In the end, though, you need a full roster.
In other news, Tom Tresh passed away on Tuesday. He was a fine player on some excellent teams, if always overshadowed.